As you already know, the concert business never stops. There are always shows for Anthony Gomes to post or new tours like B-Side Players and Ekoostik Hookah to list. But we need a break. We have families, too, you know. We have commitments, plans and activities to deal with over the next few days which, unfortunately, means that we have to take some time off.

However, it’s not easy shutting down the largest third-party concert database in the history of mankind. Even it if it is only for the holidays. Nuclear reactors know not Christmas, nor do quantum venue sorters, fusion date manipulators or steam-driven city alphabetizers. Our hardware was designed to list shows for acts like Alter Bridge, Erasure and Social Distortion 24/7, and to take them offline, even for a short period of time, is often more trouble than it is worth.

But our families miss us, our relatives have forgotten what we look like and our children have already written us off as denizens of the land of make believe, and often refer to us in the same context as they refer to the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Sure, they want to believe. But deep down inside they consider us to be on the same level as Santa Claus and Donald Rumsfeld – mythic givers of coal when they’re bad, and providers of presents and armor when they’re good.

So we’re taking some time off for the holidays. We’re disconnecting the fax machines, taking the phones off of their hooks and intentionally crashing the email servers. What’s more, we’ve talked it over with management and they agree with us. We need a break from tracking all the dates, cities, states and venues that make up the listings for artists like Taylor Dayne, and bands like Fairport Convention and Motley Crue. After all, it is the holiday season, and even we need some time off.

Therefore, we will be closed tomorrow between 7 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.

Merry Christmas.